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Old 08-11-2020, 06:43 AM
 
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Seems he was worried conservative parents would see and hear what he had to say when online classes begin.
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Old 08-11-2020, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Sunny So. Cal.
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I didn't read the story, but this is silly. Just about every kid has a phone that can record these days. If a parent was really that concerned, they would just have their kid record what is going on in the classroom. I think the teacher (without reading the article, mind you) is overreacting.
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Old 08-11-2020, 01:09 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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One thread in that cesspool of Politics and Other Controversies wasn't enough?
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Old 08-11-2020, 02:42 PM
 
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I didn't read the story, but this is silly. Just about every kid has a phone that can record these days. If a parent was really that concerned, they would just have their kid record what is going on in the classroom. I think the teacher (without reading the article, mind you) is overreacting.
You are assuming the student and parents are on the same page.

I'm not concerned about conservative parents per-se but as a civics teacher I am concerned that students may not feel comfortable asking certain questions or expressing their views if their parents are around. That goes just as much for conservative students in liberal households as the reverse.

I'm not worried that I would say anything any but the most insane parent would find offensive.
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Old 08-11-2020, 06:43 PM
 
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You are assuming the student and parents are on the same page.

I'm not concerned about conservative parents per-se but as a civics teacher I am concerned that students may not feel comfortable asking certain questions or expressing their views if their parents are around. That goes just as much for conservative students in liberal households as the reverse.

I'm not worried that I would say anything any but the most insane parent would find offensive.
However this educator is an English teacher so such discussions should not be part of his lessons.
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Old 08-12-2020, 09:47 AM
 
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However this educator is an English teacher so such discussions should not be part of his lessons.
Really? Because I would think that depends on what you are reading. Many classics contain controversial and political themes. Also it isn't uncommon for students to be asked to come up with topics for research papers that are tied to current events.

I don't know this teacher and I do not wish to speak on their behalf but I also refuse to get triggered because somebody had an opinion on Twitter.
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:05 AM
 
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I'm guessing most of you didn't read what the teacher wrote. It's a clear example of bias and stereotyping. But you know the teacher is a black man and of course a teacher so it's all good.
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:14 AM
 
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I'm guessing most of you didn't read what the teacher wrote. It's a clear example of bias and stereotyping. But you know the teacher is a black man and of course a teacher so it's all good.
I figured he was a gay/bi White man trying to become an administrator at the central office.
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:28 AM
 
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I didn't read the story, but this is silly. Just about every kid has a phone that can record these days. If a parent was really that concerned, they would just have their kid record what is going on in the classroom. I think the teacher (without reading the article, mind you) is overreacting.
There's reason why it's the teacher and students in a physical classroom. If there's a visitor, he or she is asked to sit in the back of the class while the lesson is being conducted.

Helicopter parents bully teachers during online classes

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Old 08-12-2020, 10:45 AM
 
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I'm guessing most of you didn't read what the teacher wrote. It's a clear example of bias and stereotyping. But you know the teacher is a black man and of course a teacher so it's all good.
I read it and I am not seeing what you are seeing. Can you explain to me how you see this as evidence of stereotyping?
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